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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is about the same width as the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a little less horsepower than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as you will the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

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2014 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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MSRP*: $25,575 - $49,180

2015 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500HD

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MSRP*: $32,805 - $50,205
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 18 --
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $24,552 - $45,737 $30,837 - $46,691

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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